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Heart Opening Retreats

Is it time to renew, regenerate, and be nourished in a spiritually uplifting healing environment in the midst of nature’s beauty? If so, give yourself the gift of this sacred, life-enhancing retreat experience.

Kathy Zavada has facilitated retreats for 20 years and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, skill, love, and compassion to make this an unforgettable, heart-opening, life transforming experience.

Her next retreat is at Breitenbush Hot Springs near Detroit, OR: November 16-19, 2017.

“The best way to release emotions and open the heart is to sing with Kathy Zavada!”
     — Gangaji, author of Hidden Treasure

Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR
November 16-19, 2017
I am thrilled to be offering this weekend retreat at one of my favorite places on the planet, Breitenbush Hot Springs, up in the old growth forest outside of Detroit, OR. Surrounded by timeless natural beauty including abundant hot springs, a glacier-fed river and surrounding mountains, you will discover a vast and personal connection with the natural world in any season.

Kauai, HI
January 2018
Give yourself a retreat that will take you into the blissful stillness of your being, the joyous expansiveness of your heart, and fill you with wonder as you take in the beautiful, magical paradise that Kauai is! The Island of Kauai brings such joy and touches the heart in a unique way. We’d be delighted to have you come and join us!

Mount Shasta Retreat with Kathy Zavada
July 26-29, 2018

STILLNESS AND LOVE: Being Awake through Mindfulness, Meditation, and Music

The focus of this retreat will be on deepening our direct experience of the stillness of being, of living with an expanded heart, of strengthening the spiritual practices of meditation, chanting and self-reflection, and deepening in the power of prayer.


“The great state of yoga is experienced in that mind which has ceased to identify itself with its fluctuating waves of perception. When this happens, the seer is revealed resting in its own essential nature and one realizes the true self.”
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“Develop a mind that is vast like the water, where experiences both pleasant and unpleasant can appear and disappear without conflict, struggle, or harm. Rest in a mind like vast water.”
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“We can make flowers out of arrows. Every time you smile away your irritation and anger, you achieve a victory for yourself and for humanity.”
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Tich Nhat Hanh

“If you let go a little, you have a little happiness; if you let go a lot, you have a lot of happiness; if you let go completely, you will be free.”
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Ajahn Chah
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